Racial Justice Resources
President Debbie Cottrell challenges the TLU community to take a stand and do more to identify and end systemic racism.
We Must Do More. Black Lives Matter.
In an op-ed piece written for the Seguin Gazette, Dr. Cottrell shared her hopes and expectations for the TLU community now and moving forward, noting the potential of TLU to be part of the solution to the problems surrounding us.
“We must be clear that Black Lives Matter, that we support and protect Black students, faculty, and staff who are members of the TLU community, and that we oppose police brutality and systemic racism,” Cottrell has stated.
Action Plan For Racial Justice
The President’s Cabinet is committed to initiating and leading meaningful change and tangible actions to address racial justice on our campus.
Like the national movement taking place before our very eyes, TLU’s plan requires ongoing commitment and attention, beginning immediately. It will be revised and grow as needed. It will intersect with our University’s forthcoming Strategic Plan for 2020-25 and the TLU Diversity Committee’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Driven by a moral rather than political imperative, our work will be organized in three main categories.
Featured Articles & Recent Events
Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and a Senior Fellow with the Dream Corps. His memoir, "Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison," debuted on The New York Times Best Seller List as well as The Washington Post Best Seller List. An unforgettable tale of forgiveness and second chances, his book reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world.
NASA Rocket Scientist Dr. Renee Horton Featured Speaker at 2018 Family Physics Night
John Urschel, a former All BIG-10 Conference lineman at Penn State and former offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens, is arguably the most unique and well-rounded player in NFL history.
In 2013, he was the recipient of the Campbell Award, also known as the “Academic Heisman,” given to the college football player possessing the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance.
2012 Krost - Unlocking The Future: From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice
Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness
Dr. Leonard Moore: What ESPN Teaches Us About Race in the 21st Century
Dr. Amilcar Shabazz: Strategic Leadership in the Face of Crisis: From the Niagara Movement to #BlackLivesMatter
- Dr. Bruce King: We Are All Marginalized in the Absence of Full Inclusion
NASA Rocket Scientist Dr. Renee Horton Discusses Her Career as a Black, Female Physicist